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Breast Cancer Survivors' Club: A Nurse's Experience

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"Lillie Shockney's folksy style and brilliant humor demystifies and disarms breast cancer." -- Shape magazine

About the Author

Lillie Shockney is director of education and outreach at Johns Hopkins Breast Center. She founded Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer. She lives in Reistertown, Maryland.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Real Health Books (April 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970460104
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970460103
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,791,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Lillie Shockney, RN.,BS., MAS
*University Distinguished Service Associate Professor of Breast Cancer
*Administrative Director, Johns Hopkins Breast Center
*Administrative Director, Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship Programs
*Associate Professor, JHU School of Medicine, Depts of Surgery, Gynecology, Oncology & Obstetrics
*Associate Professor, JHU School of Nursing

Lillie D. Shockney has been the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center since 1997. A two-time breast cancer survivor, Lillie has worked tirelessly to improve the care of breast cancer patients around the world. She is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree in health care administration from Saint Joseph's College and a Masters in Administrative Science from the Johns Hopkins University. She has worked at Johns Hopkins since 1983. She is responsible for the quality of care programs; patient education programs; the survivor volunteer team; community outreach at a local, regional and national level; the Web site and patient advocacy. She is also certified as a breast imaging and breast cancer patient navigator in addition to holding the position of administrative director of the Johns Hopkins cancer survivorship programs.

Lillie is a published author and nationally recognized public speaker on the subject of breast cancer. She has written 13 books and more than 250 articles on this subject. She serves on the medical advisory board of several national breast cancer organizations and is the co-founder and vice president of a national non-profit organization called Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer.

Lillie is also editor-in-chief of a new peer-reviewed medicine journal called Journal of Oncology Navigation and Survivorship, which launched in Spring 2011. She also serves on the Leadership Council of the Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators (AONN), a national organization that provides a network for all professionals involved and interested in patient navigation and survivorship care services to better manage the complexities of the cancer care treatment continuum for their patients. Beginning in July 2012, she accepted the leadership role of Program Director of AONN.

She is the consultant for breast cancer for national ABC News and Good Morning America, and is also consulted regularly by the Today Show and CNN. She is an active lecturer on various topics related to breast cancer and spoke at the 2010 World Economic Forum, which will featured her lecture, "The Cancer Paradigm Shift: Who Will Take Care of the Breast Cancer Survivors?".

Lillie serves as "Ask an Expert" for several breast cancer Web sites, including Yahoo.com and the Johns Hopkins Breast Center, among many others. She also is an active clinical researcher with a focus on quality of life issues for survivors, as well as a strong advocate of the value of humor as a beneficial form of complementary medicine. View Lillie's online seminar, Breast Cancer Detection and Treatment: What All Women Should Know.

In 2008, the Johns Hopkins Board of Trustees appointed her to a chair as a University Distinguished Service Assistant Professor of Breast Cancer. This is the first time in the history of the institution that a hospital nurse has been appointed to a distinguished service designation.

She is also the recipient of numerous professional and community service awards, including:
*Tigerlily Foundation "Inspire" award (2012)
*Johnson & Johnson "Amazing Nurses" Award (2011)
*Amoena Corporation's Outstanding Contribution to Breast Care Award (2010)
*Health Network Foundation's Service Excellence Award (2009-1010)
*Maryland Women's Hall of Fame inductee, Maryland Commission for Women (2010)
*Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Cancer Society's Honoree for Play Pink on the Links Event (2010)
*Oncology Nursing Society's Excellence in Survivor Advocacy Award (2009)
*Maryland Daily Record Healthcare Hero - Nursing Excellence Award (2009)
*Yoplait Breast Cancer Champion award (2007)
*Spirit of Friends Award from Food & Friends and the Avon Foundation (2006)
*Patient of Courage Award from the American Plastic Surgery Society (2006)
*Professor of Survivorship Award by the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation (2005)
*Finalist for the Lance Armstrong Foundation's Spirit of Survivorship award (2004)
*One of the Top 100 Women in Maryland for her leadership and community service efforts (2004)
*The Impact Award from the National Consortium of Breast Centers (2003)
*The Komen Award from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Maryland chapter (2003)
*In 2002 the American Cancer Society recognized her again as one of their Faces of Breast Cancer--that same year she received the Oncology Nursing Society Award for Excellence in Breast Cancer Education
*American Cancer Society's Lane Adams Award for Excellence in Caring (2001)
*"Unsung Hero" for breast cancer by Pharmacia & Upjohn (2000)
*National Circle of Life Award, the American Cancer Society's Voice of Hope Award, and Intel's Internet Health Hero Award (1999)
*National Silver Medal Award from the National Consumer Health Information Center (1998)
*Distinguished Graduate for Lifetime Achievement Award (1997)
*The BMW Dealership Breast Cancer Survivor Hero Award (1997)
*Portrait of Hope for Breast Cancer from the American Cancer Society (1997)
*The Global Business Leadership Award for Clinical Quality Improvement and Utilization Management (1994)
*Outstanding Women of America Award (1984)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 30, 1999
Format: Paperback
After my friend had breast cancer surgery, I bought Lillie Shockney's book for her and read it myself to be sure it was appropriate. I was impressed with the way she conveyed her hope as well as the hard times. She shared her effective use of humor, and expressed the importance of gathering people around for support. I gladly passed the book on to my friend with the hope she would find support in reading about someone who has coped using methods she has also used. I recommend this book to anyone who is coping with breast cancer, either as a patient or as a supporter of a friend or family member.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 24, 1999
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I've been awarded the opportunity to see up close what a benefit Lillie's book can be to many women facing the shocking diagnosis of breast cancer. As the owner and manager of a small book store, I've had the opportunity to arrange a speaking engagement for Lillie, regarding this issue, at our local university, followed by a booksigning at my store. I could clearly see on the faces of many in attendance, the appreciation they felt in meeting someone who knew first hand what they, as "members of the club" were experiencing. Many times since then, I've recommended Lillie's book to customers at my store who have expressed an interest in breast cancer resources, either for themselves or for loved ones. More times than I can count, I've given the book to friends, relatives and even "secret pals", because I feel strongly that the story told in this book deserves to be shared. The only "problem" that I can find with this book, is that it's difficult to classify! We had quite a time at my store deciding where to shelve it. It could rest easily on the Inspirational shelf, as well as in the Humor or Psychology and Self-Help sections!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 9, 1999
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The author discounts or ignores many of the options and treatments that most breast cancer patients need to consider, without adequate information for dismissing them. Why wasn't she on tamoxifen? Why couldn't she consider implants with reconstruction to balance the existing breast? Why was chemotherapy never even discussed? It seems she never consulted an oncologist. Why? If you're > Stage 1, skip this.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 23, 1999
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I found this to be an excellent guide. It was well written and didn't use long technical words. My experiences paralled hers and it gave me great insite on the disease. It also has very good references and contacts. I have recommended it to many people. I would like to see her write more of what is happening after the years.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Laura on July 23, 2001
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So many of us have had to face saddness, fear, illness, and death in our lives. Breast cancer is not prejudice, it does not discriminate, or is understanding, and so many women today are faced with having to deal with this disease in someway. Reading Lillie's book made me realize that although it is frightening, it was okay - okay to change your appearance, your lifestyle, and your outlook on life. With the use of laughter and the comfort of her family and friends, this woman took a life altering experience and, with her mind set, she changed her way of seeing the world. She is a survivor, and after reading this book, you feel the strength that she has gained, and will have the courage and spirit overcome any challenge life gives you.
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